Outlander ready to tackle local market

The new Outlander in the Mitsubishi stable is ready to take to South Africa’s roads as the flagship in the manufacture’s local range.

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While previous generations of this big SUV wagon might have been a volume seller locally, the new one promises to change those fortunes.

What’s new?

It is a brand-new design, sitting on a new platform, with the latest all-wheel drive system, seven seats and a host of other luxuries and high-tech features.


The Outlander features a bold exterior design characterised by thick, horizontal proportions which, along with jet tail fin pillars inspired by the vertical tail of airplanes, result in a bold presence, says Mitsubishi.

When viewed from the front, the design incorporates LED front fog lamps, LED sequential turn signals and daytime running lights as well as a front skid plate with the prominent grille between the light clusters.

This theme is continued at the rear thanks to a similar skid plate, rear spoiler and LED high-mounted brake lights rounded off by 20-inch alloy wheels and silver roof rails.


The cabin features quilted leather door inserts, a black headliner and pillars. The leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel is tilt and telescopically adjustable and is home to cruise control buttons and paddle shifters.

There is a 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display, which is flanked by an eight-inch Smartphone-link display on GLS models or a nine-inch Smartphone-Link Display Audio display with navigation on Aspire models.

Both systems incorporate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functionality. A six-speaker sound system and three-zone automatic climate control ensure passenger comfort and entertainment.

GLS models feature a high level of standard specification, which includes highlights such as a keyless operation system with engine switch, front and rear park distance control, a rear-view camera, heated synthetic leather seats with suede combination and an automatic tailgate.

Aspire models gain leather seats, an eight-way power adjustable, power lumbar support and memory function driver’s seat, plus a power sliding panoramic sunroof.

Drive train:

The Outlander is fitted with Mitsubishi’s latest generation 2.5-litre Duel VVT DOHC engine, which delivers 135 kW and 245 Nm. The engine is coupled to a simulated eight-speed CVT transmission.

Drivers are able to use a variety of drive modes labelled Eco, Normal, Tarmac, Gravel, Snow and Mud, which alter parameters, including throttle sensitivity, shift patterns and the AWD system, together with 210 mm of ground clearance.


Mitsubishi Outlander GLS (R729 995) and Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire (R759 995).

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